Here's another recent,cross-over blog from my Barry the Birder blogsite which may be of interest to my camera on King blogsite readers...
Don McKnight, accountant and proprietor of Personal Tax Services in King City, takes his responsibilities seriously. One of the duties he performs diligently is feeding peanuts to a crow that awaits him each work-day-morning, on the hand-rail outside Don's front door. The crow has been getting the hand-outs for a few years but Don hasn't given his crow-buddy a name yet. Sometimes a second crow lingers nearby (a mate, perhaps?) but Don can't tell them apart.
Don does not think of this crow as being tame. It is wild but there is a symbiotic relationship that Don certainly enjoys and the crow eagerly and faithfully anticipates each day. It's sometimes hard to describe the value of a relationship like this, but as for the cost...it's peanuts...and a little goodwill.
And what the crow leaves behind, opportunistic blue jays quickly take.
Meanwhile, on a totally unrelated matter, Don McKnight has just been named as a 2012 inductee into the Newmarket Sports Hall of Fame, for his over-60-years involvement as a player, coach, umpire, association executive and builder of the sport, at both a local and provincial level. Well done, Don.
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